Perdita participated in the Recess College Senior Leaders Sabbatical programme and has been a tutor on the College for over ten years.
She is a consultant for Leadership Insight, a Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey, volunteer Specialist Advisor for the National Trust, Trustee of the Foundling Museum and Baynards Zambia Trust and was, until recently, the Director of the Watts Gallery Trust.
As consultant and trained facilitator, she has led a number of strategy and governance workshops with not for profit organisations.
Perdita is a trained arts administrator. She worked in senior positions at the Arts Council England, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and WWF-UK. Prior to this she worked as theatre projects co-ordinator at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, marketing and development director at the Aldeburgh Foundation in Suffolk and press advisor to Suffolk Crafts Society.
As Director of the Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, Perdita led the Hope Restoration Project to save the future of Watts Gallery and its collection. She also oversaw the acquisition and restoration of the Watts house and studio in order to re-establish the Artists’ Village in Compton.
Perdita was awarded an OBE in 2015 in honour of her contribution to the arts. In 2018 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Surrey for her contribution to the arts and philanthropy.
Find her on Twitter at @PerditaHunt.